February 22, 2024

Kemper County Men Sentenced to Over 20 Years in Prison for Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

Morgan Howard

Two Kemper County men were each sentenced to over 20 years in prison for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams of more of methamphetamine.

45-year-old Donovan Sherill Bourrage was sentenced to 324 months in federal prison and 48-year-old Orlando Bourrage, 48, was sentenced to 280 months in federal prison.

According to court documents, Donovan Sherill Bourrage and Orlando Bourrage, both of DeKalb, Mississippi, conspired with others to distribute methamphetamine in and around the Kemper County area. On May 22, 2023, after a five-day trial, a jury found the defendants guilty of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

The case is the result of an extensive investigation targeting illegal drug trafficking in the Neshoba and Kemper County areas. The case is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) investigation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten the United States by using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.

U.S. Attorney Todd W. Gee and Special Agent in Charge Eric DeLaune of Homeland Security Investigations in New Orleans made the announcement.

The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, the Drug Enforcement Administration, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Mississippi Attorney General’s Office, Kemper County Sheriff’s Office, Neshoba County Sheriff’s Office, Philadelphia Police Department, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Mississippi National Guard Counterdrug Task Force, and the Madison Police Department.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Keesha Middleton and Carla Clark.

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